Are you looking for the best Lightning vs Northern Diamonds (LIG vs NOD), Match 1, English Women’s T20 Cup Dream11 Prediction? Then you are at the right place.
Lightning will lock horns against Northern Diamonds (LIG vs NOD) in the Match 1 of the English Women’s T20 Cup on 14th May at Loughborough, England.
Lightning Cricket will once again take part in the English Women’s T20 Cup this summer. Chris Guest’s side will be starting their campaign against last year’s runners-up Northern Diamonds. The team from the East Midlands had a horrible last season in 2021. They finished last in the Group A with not a single win and six defeats. However, they are once again up for a challenge and are hopeful to achieve something different from last year’s tournament.
On the other hand, Northern Diamonds will be looking to have another great T20 season like last year. They topped their group and finished as runners-up last year. Their squad got some really good depth strength, similar to 2021 with few additions in the spin department. After finishing runners-up in all three regional finals so far, NOD would like to get to the winners podium this time.
In this article, our experts will share some of the best Lightning (LIG) vs Northern Diamonds (NOD) Dream11 tips that you can use to create fantasy cricket teams on Dream11.
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Match: Lightning vs Northern Diamonds, Match 1, English Women’s T20 Cup.
Venue: Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough, England.
Date: March 14th at 7:00 PM IST
LIG Recent Form: LLLLL
NOD Recent Form: LWWLW
LIG vs NOD Probable Playing XI
Lightning Probable Playing XI: Marie Kelly, Ella Claridge, Bethan Ellis, Kathryn Bryce, Kirstie Gordon, Beth Harmer, Piepa Cleary, Lucy Higham, Grace Ballinger, Josie Groves.
Northern Diamonds Probable Playing XI: Abi Glenn, Hollie Armitage (c), Lauren Winfield-Hill, Leigh Kasperek, Katie Levick, Emma Marlow, Linsey Smith, Yvonne Graves, Rachel Slater, Beth Langston.
It was the year of 2019 when the last Women’s T20 game was played at this venue. The conditions of the pitch are unknown but generally known to be a well balanced pitch between bat and ball.
Average 1st Inning Score
The average first innings score at Haslegrave Ground in Loughborough in the last five games is 134. Team winning the toss is expected to bat first.
Batting First Won (Last five matches at this venue): 0
Batting Second Won (Last five matches at this venue): 5
Tie (Last five matches at this venue): 0
Head To Head
This will be the first time that both this side have met in this tournament.
LIG vs NOD Dream11 Today Match Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Team
Small League Captain & Vice-Captain Choices
- Marie Kelly
- Piepa Cleary
- Leigh Kasperek
Grand League Captain & Vice-Captain Choices
- Hollie Armitage
- Lauren Winfield-Hill
- Tammy Beaumont
LIG vs NOD Match Prediction
Northern Diamonds looks better on paper and also won the last pre-season game against Lightning very convincingly by bowling them out at 94. Northern Diamonds is expected to win this game.
Dream11 Grand League Tips for Lightning (LIG) vs Northern Diamonds (NOD)
- We expect a win for NOD in this match, stack your teams with maximum players from the Northern Diamonds.
- Pick at least two of the three top order batters from the team batting second as chasing has been easier at this venue previously.
- Pick Hollie Armitage as she was one of the top scorers from last year and was easily the best batter in her side. The NOD skipper also scored a match winning half century against the same Lightning in the last warmup game. She bowls decent leg spin as well.
- Pick kiwi all-rounder Leigh Kasperek and Australian Piepa Cleary in your XIs as they are the overseas options for their respective teams.
- Katick Levick was one of the top wicket-takers in her team last year and also performed well in the warm-up games.
LIG vs NOD Fantasy Cricket Team Dream11
Wicket-keeper – Lauren Winfield-Hill
Batsmen – Tammy Beaumont, Marie Kelly (c), Yvonne Graves, Hollie Armitage
All-Rounders – Kathryn Bryce, Piepa Cleary, Emma Marlow
Bowlers – Katie Levick, Kirstie Grodon, Leigh Kasperek (vc)
Wicket-keeper – Lauren Winfield-Hill
Batsmen – Tammy Beaumont(vc), Marie Kelly, Yvonne Graves, Hollie Armitage (c)
All-Rounders – Kathryn Bryce, Piepa Cleary, Bethan Ellis
Bowlers – Katie Levick, Linsey Smith, Leigh Kasperek
We hope this article helped you find the best tips and predictions for the LIG vs NOD Dream11 match. You may also want to look at the best fantasy cricket predictions.
Disclaimer: All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/teams as a reference for preparing your own teams.